MLS wrap: Galaxy, Red Bulls share points

Stars Thierry Henry and Landon Donovan both scored as the Los Angeles Galaxy drew 1-1 with the New York Red Bulls in Saturday’s MLS action.In a match between the top sides from the Eastern and Western Conferences, New York drew first blood when Henry found the back of the net after five minutes.

The goal stunned the home fans at the Home Depot Center and was a typically stylish finish from Henry, but his side’s lead did not even last the half as LA responded five minutes before the break through Donovan.

There were no more goals in an exciting match that keeps both sides on top of the table in their respective conferences.

Struggling Toronto claimed a 2-1 home win against Houston Dynamo, with all three goals coming in the second half.

Joao Jimmy Plata’s 49th-minute penalty put the Canadians in front and substitute Maicon Santos looked to have wrapped up the points when he scored with nine minutes to play, just four minutes after coming off the bench.

But there was to be a late sub-plot as Jamaican Lovel Palmer pulled a goal back for Houston after 87 minutes, ensuring there was to be a nervy finale for the hosts.

In other matches, Emilio Renteria’s second-half penalty rescued a point for Columbus Crew in a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders while the Chicago Fire and the Vancouver Whitecaps played out a goalless draw.

There were two other 0-0 draws on Saturday, with both the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids and DC United and Dallas failing to find the back of the net.

Real Salt Lake beat Chivas USA 1-0 with Will Johnson scoring three minutes from time.

 


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